Making Your Company's Gardens Pest-Free With Eco-Friendly Approaches

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Making Your Company's Gardens Pest-Free With Eco-Friendly Approaches

Making Your Company's Gardens Pest-Free With Eco-Friendly Approaches

7 July 2016
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Just because you are concerned about being eco-friendly in your business, doesn't mean that you can't handle serious gardening at the same time. If you're someone who really enjoys gardening but doesn't want to do anything unfriendly for the environment in order to get rid of insects, there are plenty of approaches you can use to get this done these days.

Birds Are Your Allies

One effective approach to getting rid of bugs in your garden without using harmful chemicals is to focus on attracting bug-eating birds.  Different types of birds eat different bugs, so you can manage your garden's harmful insect population by just attracting birds to match what bugs you have.

For example, if you have harmful caterpillars or beetles, you can attract birds such as rose-breasted grosbeaks in to control their population. If you have insects such as various types of harmful larvae, beetles, moths, or crickets, bluebirds are the birds for you. Other potential combinations include swallows that eat moths and beetles, woodpeckers that can eat weevils and borers, and cardinals that can eat insects such as snails and stinkbugs.

Attracting particular birds can be done by just providing what they eat. If you want to attract woodpeckers, for example, you can put out suet cakes. But, it also helps to just provide a generally positive environment for birds by having enough water in a birdbath and making sure there's enough general food and cover nearby.

Get the Right Bugs

It's easy to think of bugs as absolute death for your garden, but this isn't the case. There are plenty of bugs that can actually help your garden instead. These insects can help your garden thrive, all while allowing you to avoid more harmful approaches such as pesticides. One way to do this is using friendly bugs to combat less friendly ones.

For example, aphids are often dangerous to gardens. So, if you have an aphid infestation, you can combat this by planting sunflowers since these attract ladybird and lacewing insects which eat aphids. These friendly insects are harmless to your garden, and they will reduce the aphid population naturally without you needing to resort to DDT or other potentially harmful insecticides.

In general, you can find insects of the friendly variety that will eat those bad for your garden, regardless of whether they are cutworms, cabbage worms, earwigs, or whatever other kind. It's advisable to look for safe, natural solutions for insect infestations before you give up and go for the pesticides.

For more information, contact companies like Paffy's Pest Control.

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When I found out that I was pregnant with my third child, I had to make the difficult decision to move my two older boys into the bedroom in the basement. As I worked to get the room ready, I found that there were more spiders and bugs than I felt comfortable with. Before we finished the renovation job, we had to get rid of the insects so that I could have peace of mind leaving my boys down there. This blog shows you what can be done to eliminate basement insects to ensure that the environment is safe and comfortable to live in.

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